The biggest names in Hollywood and Broadway recorded for AFRS during the war years, The American Forces Network can trace its origins back to May 26, 1942, when the War Department established the Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS). The U.S. Army began broadcasting from London during World War II, using equipment and studio facilities borrowed from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The first transmission to U.S. troops began at 5:45 p.m. on July 4, 1943 and included less than five hours... Topics: AFRS, OTR, Serenade For Strings, WWII, Swingtime, Johnny Mercer, Mel Torme, Concert Hall, Lionel...
byUnited States. Army Signal Corps’ Army Pictorial Service
The Army-Navy Screen Magazine Number 22, 1944 01 Burma Outpost: Short film about Station X in Burma and the problem of supply. 02 A Few Quick Facts: Short animated film in a lovely constructivist style that illustrates random statistics and facts about the war. 03 Quentin Reynolds Talks About G.I. News: Short film narrated by Quentin Reynolds, which gives a behind-the-scenes look at Yank magazine and the Armed Forces Network. 04 Letter From Iran: Phil Spitalny and his All-Girl Orchestra (from... Topics: The Army-Navy Screen Magazine, Hour of Charm Orchestra, World War, 1939-1945, United States. --...